Cheryl Callander

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About Me
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Callander KPA CTP, ABCDT

Position of Dog Trainer at Northwest Animal Hospital, 1071 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220, 614-451-4772 from May 2015 to October 2015 teaching puppy socialization classes and teens/beginner classes.

Volunteer Dog Trainer at Franklin County Animal Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229, 614-525-3647 from December 2011 through August 2015 teaching basic obedience skills.

Worked with Pilot Dogs of Ohio on a project with clicker training puppies Fall of 2015.

Member of the Pet Profession Guild.


1997-2000: Volunteer with Delta Society

  • Certified two dogs as Delta Society Certified Pet Therapy Dogs before dogs reached the age of 1 year
  • First certified Pet Therapy team to visit Mount Carmel East Hospital. We also visited Grant Hospital and Arbor’s East (a nursing home). 

2010-2014: Volunteer with Agility Ability with my two Therapy Dogs International-certified rescue dogs.

Agility Ability is an organization that uses certified therapy agility dogs and the sport of dog agility to help children with physical and cognitive special needs. 


  • Volunteer at the Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Taught basic obedience cues to shelter dogs awaiting adoption 1-2 afternoons per week
  • Taught new adopters how to train new shelter dogs in basic obedience
  • taught clicker training classes

2014: Graduated from Animal Behavior College-ABCDT

2015: Graduated from Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program; became a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP)

2012: Completed Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundation course

2013: Completed Karen Pryor Academy Shelter Training & Enrichment course

Since 2007: Attending the full 4-day Midwest Veterinary Conference's training and behavior sessions

I am passionate about helping people and pets. I love training both dogs and cats with positive reinforcement. A clicker is my training tool of choice to introduce behaviors

I love to share my Irish Wolfhounds at the Dublin Irish Festival every year, and have shared other dogs of mine through various therapy organizations over the years.

Services Offered: 

Private training for puppies and adult dogs using positive reinforcement methods.

My goal is to help people build a great relationship with their dog through training and play.

Services Offered Summary: 
Helping owners build a great relationship with their dogs through positive reinforcement training and play. Private training for puppies and adult dogs.
Contact Information
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+1 (614) 736-9181
43209 Columbus , OH


Member for
5 years 7 months